way too extravagant and not even roses
Anyone grow tree peonies? I planted 4 last year and to my delight 3 of them already have flower buds coming up this year. I also grow a few herbaceous peonies.
From my experience (client has two mature tree peonies in her garden) when the peonies are in full bloom, we inevitably get heavy rain, which ruins the flowers and makes them flop even worse than usual, despite supports, on the herb. peonies. A huge tree peony bloom is a special treat to look forward to, and it's a shame that every year they end up looking like a wad of dirty tissue due to rain.
So I asked dh to order me some peony umbrellas from Cricket Hill (the only source I could fine online, including e-bay). $184 got me 8 of them.
I feel so shallow. Oh well, we can say we're spending part of our economic stimulus check, right? And Mother's Day is coming up.
Here is a link that might be useful: they are kinda pretty though